Announcement: Workshop at Exhibition ‘Social Glitch’

by Stefanie Wuschitz

When: November 27, 2015: 15.00 – 20.00

Where: Vienna, Kunstraum Niederösterreich


In the 1960s, the Indonesian president Suharto initiated the radical prosecution of communist tendencies within the young nation-state. ‘Gerwani’ was a feminist movement in Indonesia that suffered tremendously under this prosecution.

However, we can still find traces of this movement if we look at the rich variety of women groups today. They organize and care for each other locally and celebrate DIY and DIWO practices.

We took interviews that raise the question in how far today’s strong growing DIY (Do It Yourself) and DIWO (Do It With Others) culture is built upon and influenced by these early, self-organized groups.

During our NENEK PROJECT – December 2014 until March 2015 – we tried to collect technologies, tricks and experiences of the generation of women, born between 1934 and 1954. The workshop aims to mediate DIY and DIWO practices we learned from our interview partners – mothers of actors in the contemporary DIY and DIWO scene.









Based on interviews with:

Ibu Rini Astuti Nasution, Ibu Emirita AryatiIbu, Ibu Wahyuni Reksoatmodjo, Ibu Martizawari, Ibu Sumini Soeprapto, Ibu Theresia Pasaribu, Ibu Rukiyati, Ibu Syamsuri

THE NENEK PROJECT is a collaboration among Lifepatch [ID], Cindy Lin Kaiying [SG] and Stefanie Wuschitz [AT].

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